Ben's photo of the 'Forbidden City' won the 2016 360° photo competition. ©

Ben Clements

Win an LG 360 digital camera!

We’re calling all current participants on study, work and volunteer abroad programmes to participate in our 360° photo competition!

We want to see the best 360° photo you can take that really shows off your international experience.    

Whether you want to share an image of you in the classroom on your language assistant placement, or surrounded by fellow students on campus or maybe you’re planning an excursion to see one of the many great sights in your placement location, whatever moment you feel captures the reason you have gone abroad we want to see it!

See our ‘360° Photos Explained’ section below for tips on how to take a great 360° photo.

The competition is now closed - thank you for your entries. 


To enter, you must:

  • Be currently on a programme listed on our Study Work Create website at the time of submitting your entry.
  • The image must be a 360° or Panoramic photo - Typically dimensions are minimum 6000 pixels wide (e-mail us your photo as 'actual size' not compressed)

How to enter

To enter participants must:

  1. Email with the subject “Study Work Create –  360 Photo ” and include the following:
  • Your full name 
  • Attach to the email one 360° or panoramic photo that you wish to enter. Typically a 360 or panoramic photo will be minimum 6000 pixels wide, if the photo file size is too large to email you can send via
  • Please name your photograph with your first initial and last name. For example, if your name is Jane Lees, the photograph should be saved as “jlees.jpg”.  
  • The Study Work Create programme on which you are participating and where
  • A short explanation (no more than 100 words) about the photograph and why you like it.

The competition is now closed.

For full terms and conditions please read the document at the bottom of this page. By submitting an entry you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the competition. 

Judging Criteria

The best five photos will be chosen by British Council on the following criteria:

  • Impactful imagery that transports the viewer to a specific place;
  • Photos that highlight the lifestyle and culture differences you experience while living abroad; and
  • Imagery that demonstrates benefits of living abroad. 

One photo a day will be posted on Facebook and the photo with the most likes within a 24 hour period will be declared the winner. The winning photo will be announced via the Study Work Create Facebook page by 3 April 2017


The photo that receives the most likes in a 24 hour period will win an LG 360 CAM digital camera.

This is the perfect excuse to go out and explore the amazing country you’ve had the chance to visit while on your international placement. 

360° Photos Explained

When a 360° photo is posted on a Facebook timeline it allows the viewer to explore the image as if you were actually there and turning your head to look in a different direction. If viewing the photo on a desktop device you can click and drag to move around in the photo, or on a phone you can simply move your phone vertically or horizontally and the image will move with you. A great way to see exactly what the camera operator is seeing!

For anyone that hasn’t taken a 360° photo before it’s easier than you may think. Take a look at Facebook’s guidelines

Essentially you will need to create a 360° photo by either:

  1. Using an app installed on your phone capable of taking 360° photos eg. Street View
  2. Taking a panorama photo on your iPhone or Android phone (This won’t create a full 360° photo, but we’ll still accept it.)
  3. Using a 360° camera device (Such as the LG 360 CAM, or Samsung Gear 360) 

Typically a 360° or panoramic photo will be at least 6000 pixels wide and the file size will be upto 10 megabytes in size. 


Having trouble? Get in touch and we’ll help you out: